Well I reread all the posts I had saved, and decided to give Parrish another
call. I explained that the TR6 would not be my primary car, and I would be the
only driver. They were still keyed on the restoration question. I explained
that I had spent the last 1 ½ years doing a mechanical rebuild of the frame,
engine, diff, brakes, tranny. The response was, "Oh so the car has been
restored." She said the work I had done has increased the value of the car
(glad to here someone thinks so!). What they are looking to avoid, I guess, is
covering old brokendown cars that aren't worth much. Once I explained that I
had receipts show a few thousand dollars worth of parts had been purchased, as
well as the frame work I had done, they were happy to quote me a fee for
>>> John Duhart <firstname.lastname@example.org> 04/24 2:20 PM >>>
I just got off the phone with Parrish insurance. I'm trying to get insurance
for the TR6 since I'm expecting it to be on the road in May. Well, I let them
know I was looking for a policy with 3,500 miles a year, and most of the
driving would be done in the summer to and from work. Here is what I was told
Their policy is intended for show cars, with most of the driving occuring to
and from shows. They will cover the occasional drive to work, but it show not
be the main use of the car. Since my car was not in 'show condition' it really
doesn't fit their program.
I all the posts to the list no one brought this up, so I was a bit surprised.
I will now be getting a quote from my Allstate agent.
Well, I guess I could of lied a bit more, but when it comes to insurance I
want to be covered, and that means don't lie.